For many people in our society, cannabis is still an expression of the forbidden - a narcotic. In the meantime, however, its medicinal effect mediated by the components Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) has been proven. Medical cannabis (includes both components) from pharmacies is used to alleviate various symptoms: Chronic pain, depression, migraine, ADHD, sleep disorders and among many other indications. In this case, we speak of medical cannabis.
Isolated CBD is the main non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Thus, in contrast to THC-containing medical cannabis, a therapy with extracted high-dose CBD is not psychoactive. It can be used as an adjuvant therapy, e.g. for women with menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome or menopausal symptoms. It is also known to be used for sleep disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, pain and inflammatory diseases . Another advantage: it can be taken as capsules.
Cannabinoids are used for the treatment of numerous complaints and often lead to the attenuation of these very complaints in patients. Especially the following indications have proven to be promising for treatment with cannabinoids.
Chronic pain: When cannabinoids bind to the cannabinoid receptors in our body, the transmission of pain impulses within the body is blocked. This is how they can give you relief from pain that has lasted longer than three months.
Depression: Medical cannabis can have a mood-lifting effect and even trigger euphoric states in patients. Compared to common antidepressants, medical cannabis is a particularly fast-acting drug.
Migraine: Long-lasting and recurring migraine symptoms can be reduced by ongoing cannabinoid treatment. Even recurrent cluster headaches can be reduced by treatment with medical cannabis.
ADHD: With the help of cannabinoid therapy, it is possible for our patients to increase their ability to concentrate and alleviate impulsivity. This can positively influence the course of the disease and make everyday life easier.
Sleep disorders: Cannabinoid therapy can provide real help as a sleep aid substitute: medical cannabis lowers blood pressure and dilates arteries, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Sleep quality can increase in chronic sleep disorders.
Other indications: Beyond these indications, there are dozens of others in which positive results have been achieved in the past. Cannabinoid therapy can lead to other positive side effects in addition to the treatment of the indication itself.
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